By Wasif Mallick

Apollo Shark



Introduction


Like the Maroon Shark, this fish features silvery flanks with a greenish tinge above the lateral lines and large scales.A black line runs from the head to the caudal peduncle, where it continues along the top edge of the large, deeply forked caudal fin.The bottom of the caudal fin is rays , and pectoral fins reach back to the pelvic fins.




Common Name 



Silver Apollo Shark, Apollo Shark, Silver Shark.


Species


Luciosoma setigerum




Habitat 


Streams and rivers in Borneo , Java ,Sumatra; also  Thailand.


Maximum Size


About 10"/25cm.


Minimum Tank Size 



A tank measuring 6' x 2' x 2'/180cm x 60cm x 60cm/540 litres should be the minimum size considered.



Diet 


They are Omnivorous , so can eat most of the foods.Frozen flakes and live foods.A varied diet will ensure the fish develop the best colors and condition.


Water Temperature  


75 - 81°F/24 - 27°C


pH


6.0 - 7.5


Hardness



  4- 15°H


Remark 


A large ,covered aquarium is required.




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